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Author Talk: Homegrown: The Making of the 1972-73 Providence College Friars @ Weaver
February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
It has been nearly 50 years ago since an exciting Providence College basketball team came within a whisker of making it to the 1973 NCAA Finals. Had Marvin Barnes, PC’s dominant center, not been injured in the semifinal game, they likely would have met up with the mighty UCLA Bruins for a Finals showdown. Homegrown: The Making of the 1972-73 Providence College Friars is a new book that reveals how that once-in-a-lifetime team was assembled. It is a retrospective of that team’s remarkable season, as well as a history of the PC basketball program.
Author Paul Lonardo grew up in North Providence, the same hometown as Ernie DiGregorio, the Friars’ superstar point guard. Paul discusses how this team captured the imaginations and hearts of so many.
Books will be available for sale and signing.